Updated 17 June: As the search resumes for the third day, the missing man has been confirmed to In Tenerife as 23-year-old British national Ricardo Scott Valentino Santana, who went missing from his jet ski around 11.30am on Saturday morning off the coast of Palm Mar, Arona. He was wearing red shorts, and his photo is above. Police and search teams are asking for help from divers but to ensure assistance doesn’t interfere with the official search, these divers must be professional, experienced, able to work with rescue teams, and have their own indemnity insurance. Meanwhile, if anyone has any information that could help, or has spotted anything that could be relevant to the search, please call the police on 091 or 062, or emergency services on 112, or one of these three Spanish mobiles: 664 477 409, 673 191 217, or 687 078 042. The British Consulate is assisting and providing support to family and friends while the search continues.
Updated 10pm: The Coastguard says that as of 8pm the search was called off after a second day’s fruitless efforts. The search will resume by sea and air again tomorrow, from first light.
Original post 16 June: Salvamento Marítimo has been searching the south Tenerife coast since yesterday when a jet ski rider went missing after getting off the vehicle to go for a swim. The search was called off last night but resumed at first light this morning, with various lifeboats and a search and rescue helicopter patrolling the coast and sea in what is being called an intense search that also includes various diving clubs. No details have been provided at present about the missing person other than it is a man.